February 2014

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HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: Kuwait eyes top spot in Middle East clean fuels production

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. is investing $31 billion in projects to modernize the country's Mina Abdullah and Mina Al-Ahmadi refineries, as well as to construct the region's largest refinery, the Al-Zour plant. Once completed, these projects will reshape Kuwait's refining sector.

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Around the world, legislation mandating decreased emissions and lower levels of airborne pollutants is coming into effect. In response, refiners are implementing operational and processing changes to reduce sulfur levels in transportation fuels. In South Africa, Sasol and Total are implementing the Clean Fuels 2 project in response to legislated fuel specifications. The project aims to construct new process units at the Natref refinery to meet Euro 5 emissions standards. To comply with mandatory sulfur specifications for gasoline and diesel between 2013 and 2016, Saudi Arabia plans to spend billions of dollars to construct multiple clean fuels projects. Saudi Arabia is seeking to reduce su

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